INDIA, DARBY, BARISIC by @jakartacasual
October 22nd, 2014

October sees the start of a new league in India. A new league with lots of money promised and some big name signings on board. It all sounds very familiar to people in Indonesia who went through something similar back in 2011 with the introduction of the Indonesia Premier League that promised to change the game. It didn’’t of course. It promised much but lasted three seasons and only once did it manage to complete a campaign!

The difference is though the Indian Super League is being backed by serious money, not a series of petty local potentates bandwagon jumping for their own short term benefit.
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Categories: Asia,
FIFA should publish Garcia report – Beckenbauer
October 19th, 2014

Categories: Education,
FIFA told to make World Cup vote report public or face continual ridicule by @CHARLESSALE
October 16th, 2014

From The Daily Mail

The Garcia report into World Cup vote corruption – now in possession of the FIFA ethics chiefs – is understood to be far more damning of the bidding countries than expected.
It’s understood Michael Garcia details the huge amount of money involved in allegedly attempting to buy votes in those flawed 2018 and 2022 ballots – with the figures even bigger than those revealed in previous newspaper investigations. And the persistent rumours about the 2022 decision in particular are enough for bookmakers Coral to fancifully make Qatar odds-on to be stripped of the 2022 World Cup.
This will add yet more pressure on FIFA to make Garcia’s report public with German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, head of the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee, only prepared to make an interim statement next month with no commitment from Zurich over whether the full 430-page document will ever see the light of day because of witness confidentiality issues.
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Categories: bribery, Corruption,
Sportradar extends partnership with Uefa
October 13th, 2014

From Here

Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has agreed a four-year extension to its monitoring partnership with Uefa, European football’s governing body.
The extended deal will begin immediately and run until 2019.
Under the new agreement, Sportradar’s Security Services will continue to provide Uefa with betting movement information from more than 30,000 matches across Europe during each season the deal covers.
Sportradar will continue to utilise the Uefa Betting Fraud Detection System to monitor activity in the top two professional leagues and domestic cup competitions in each of Uefa’s 54 member associations.
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Categories: Corruption,
Corruption, Premier League worship hinder Asian football
September 18th, 2014

From Here

Match-fixing, corruption and the popularity of European leagues has cast a shadow over domestic leagues in the Philippines

SINGAPORE – Asian football is slowly climbing the ladder but problems with corruption and a fixation with European leagues mean the region will be waiting years for a maiden World Cup win.

If success were measured in population size or spending, Asian countries would be world-beaters but of the billions splashed out on TV feeds and football merchandise, little finds its way to domestic leagues.

The result is that Asia, encompassing two-thirds of humanity, is predominantly a region which consumes football from afar, rather than producing teams capable of taking on the world.
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Categories: Corruption,

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